Summer at SLU isn't just about our campus, it's also about our city. Our location in Midtown puts us steps away from restaurants, art museums and theaters, and a short drive from the many other attractions in St. Louis. Many of our camps and programs visit local sites during their summer at SLU, and students taking summer courses take full advantage of all that Midtown has to offer.
Students who take summer courses on SLU's campus get the best of both worlds - excellent academics and a plethora of things to do and places to see. Read on to learn more about some of the unique spots within walking distance from our campus.
Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Made up of four floors of art galleries, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art also hosts events and has featured exhibits such as "Warhol's Polaroids: A Method" and "The Lincoln Legacy: Presidential Years."
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is one of the leading voices in the world of contemporary art. It is dedicated to exhibiting the visual arts and artists of our time and producing nationally recognized education programs.
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando and situated in St. Louis' Grand Center district, the Pulitzer presents changing exhibitions and engages in a variety of programming initiatives involving the visual, literary, and performing arts.
Fabulous Fox Theatre
Open since 1929, this dazzling theatre hosts some of the most famous concerts, musicals and plays in the nation.
One of the most renowned concert halls in the United States, Powell Hall is the home of the St. Louis Symphony.
Sheldon Concert Hall
The Sheldon is the site of more 350 events each year, including great jazz, folk and classical music in the Sheldon Concert Hall, featuring the world's finest musicians. In addition, the Sheldon presents a wide range of educational programs.
Kranzberg Arts Center
The Kranzberg Arts Center consists of three distinct spaces: a black box theater, a studio performance space and a gallery and education center for Craft Alliance. The Black Box Theater can seat up to 100 people and is currently home to three local theater companies.
Click on the map markers to see some of the great restaurants within walking distance of our campus.
The attractions listed below will be visited by students in some of our camps and academies. For specific information on these programs, visit: K-12 Camps and Academies.
Grand Arts Center Academy
Grand Center Arts Academy provides the highest level of academic and artistic education for the most talented students in the St. Louis community.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. For more than 150 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun-and also a center for education, science, and conservation.
On April 10, 2006, the Cardinals opened their new 46,000 seat retro-style downtown ballpark with a 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals also became the first team in almost 100 years to win a World Series Championship in the inaugural season of a new ballpark.
Aquaport is an 8,000 square foot pool in Maryland Heights, Mo. Featuring bubblers, sprinklers, slides, fountains and a lazy river, it's fun for all ages.
The OMNIMAX Theater is an experience like no other! Sit under a four-story screen while taking in breathtaking, awe-inspiring scenery in a state-of-the-art wrap-around, domed theater. Relax and let sight and sound take over as images come leaping toward and around you, while the 15,000-watt sound system tricks you into believing you're really there.
At Abra-Kid-Abra we perform and teach magic and related variety arts-circus, comedy, balloon art, and puppets. Our mission is bringing out the star in kids! We structure our comedy magic shows so the kids who assist us feel proud and shine as the stars. When children learn magic, they develop presentation skills and confidence - valuable life skills.
Skateport Plaza is a one-of-a-kind skate center in Ballwin, Mo.
The Moolah Theater is home to an eight-lane bowling alley and a massive single-screen theater featuring traditional movie theater seats as well as leather chairs, couches and loveseats.
Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. Reaching no farther than municipal borders for its reclaimed building materials, City Museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile and even two abandoned planes!